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"Management Lacks Vision and No Well Defined Career Path for Employees"

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Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Foster City, CA
Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Foster City, CA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Sony PlayStation full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

- A very good place for learning new things since a lot of freedom in provided to do work in your own way
- Compensation is competitive.
- Culture is very healthy and supporting for employees.
- Many people stay here for long time and have really good knowledge / expertise of their domain.
- Flexibility in work, office timings and work styles.

Cons

- No Clear Career path for Technical or management verticals
- Senior management lacks vision and have really tough time driving any projects.
- A lot of cross functional politics is driving projects to be failure or un-successful.
- No Work from home option
- Though you may have high expectations of this company due to high quality products like PS3 etc, there is little inspiring inside when you work with people. In relation with other companies I have worked in past (Cisco, GE Healthcare, Symantec)
- At heart of this company its still stone aged in terms of technologies used inside (e.g. Lotus Notes - I hate it - trust me you will. , very mediocre intranet, no internal chat or IM, )
- No co-operation from sister concerns like SNE and others. A lot of politics in terms of who own the project/data rather then making a impact for benefit of greater Sony.

Advice to Management

- Need a drive to Speed up the innovation.
- Encourage cross functional coordination and efficiencies.
- Establish a synergy with sister concerns like SNE and many others otherwise it will be too late.

Other Employee Reviews for Sony PlayStation

  1. "good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sony PlayStation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    cool product, good benefit, smart people

    Cons

    management is too slow to the change of market

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work at a local level, difficult as you start dealing with the broader organization"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart people driven to deliver. It's a fun place to work and spend your day. Compensation is also in the appropriate range so it's a nice gig.

    Cons

    Lack of strong vision and decision making makes for challenging projects and nebulous goals. Many areas could be exploited it we moved aggressively with purpose. Instead we seem to meander into our destination and it's frequently not as good a solution as we could have had with strong leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Make it happen! There are so many places were we could excel and give our competition a real challenge but we don't.

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